Kubb: Swedish Yard Game

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Project by RHans47 posted 11-25-2012 01:25 AM 3073 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During my first week of Physical Therapy school, two of my classmates introduced me to this game. It is called Kubb and Swedish in origin. Being Norwegian myself, I loved the game, so I quickly built a few sets. I highly recommend it, as simple or as complicated to make as you want, and a blast to play!

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 02:03 AM

Great looking pieces, but how do you play t he game?

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 03:40 AM

Neat looking game.
Here are the rules from U tube:

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 04:47 AM

cool set! I was thinking about making one for years. – especially back when we had a yard up on a hill overlooking a main road that would have been perilous for a wayward bocce ball.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 03:09 PM

Nice set, RHans47.

I love the game, myself…. though mine is a factory made version that doesn’t have the color accent as yours.

Many fun hours of summer entertainment for you, family and friends.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#5 posted 06-26-2015 11:15 PM

How did you get so much contrast in the wood grain? What type of wood did you use? Details and specific product names would be greatly appreciated – thank you!

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#6 posted 08-26-2015 07:22 PM

Sorry this took so long to reply, I actually used a Bernzomatic handheld propane torch to get the contrast before applying any finish. It was a bit nerve racking at first but tested it on scrap. Found the longer you hold the flame to an area the blacker it gets so you can really play with effect a lot. I believe the wood I used for those sets was just a simple 4×4 x 8’ from Menards of douglas fir. Make these sets out of oak now :)

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